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Indo-Pak pizza at Famous Pizza in Jackson Heights?

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dummy Jul 8, 2006 09:43 PM

I read about the place in Robert Sietsema's guide to NYC ethnic eating. He says, "Indo Pak begins w/ usual cheese and tomato sauce....[topped w.] onion, fragrant masala powder, and fresh green chiles....I like it so much that I'm willing to taken one back to Italy and certify that it's the only true NY pizza."

I was planning on bringing a date there tomorrow. Has anyone had it? Is it worth a trip to Queens?

Thanks.

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  1. wrayb Jul 9, 2006 02:51 AM

    Are you (and Sietsema) talking about Elmhurst Famous pizza (which does have an Elmhurst and a Jackson Heights location)? The pizza there is ok, I got the Indo-Pak once. I dunno, for me the indo-pak is a curiosity but hardly "a destination" item. It might be ok as part of a stroll through Jackson Heights "Little Indo-Pak-Benga-Nepa Town." I like their other pizzas better. The little individual pizza portion makes it good for ordering a couple types of pizza and sharing.

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      JRogan Jul 9, 2006 12:43 PM

      I'm a big fan of the Indo-Pak pizza at 'Famous Pizza'... It's rather spicy and unique-tasting, loaded with jalapenos and fresh garlic (bring gum). The pizza's 'uniqueness' is what might make the trip worth it (especially after the only other place I know that served a similar kind of pizza (on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills) changed hands/name/menu about a year ago.

      Two things:
      1)It takes them around 20+ minutes for them to make the 'Indo-Pak' (but you know it's fresh).
      2)I'm not sure it's such a great place for a 'date'. It's more of a 'family place' (as in: busy, kids, noise, etc.)
      But Jackson Heights is a nice to walk around...

      --jr

      1. jhleboeuf Jul 3, 2008 04:32 PM

        This place sucks they ALWAYS put you on hold when you call them, it's so annoying because the pizza is actually sort of delicious. Hate them.

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          david sprague Jul 4, 2008 03:59 AM

          one tip: place called difara's you may hear about here? steer clear... you'll think it sucks judging by those criteria :)

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            annajasonjh Jul 5, 2008 05:30 AM

            Hey, they also put me on hold too. And they always give me rediculous delivery times: the last time my wife called, they told her it would take ONE HOUR!
            Honestly, I don't even like the pizza that much. The Indo-Pak is the best pizza on the menu, and its only ok. The quality of the crust is poor. Just not worth it.

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              david sprague Jul 5, 2008 06:44 AM

              the indo pak is my favorite thing on the menu by a wide margin...they have a special veggie pie that's good as well. but having tried their versions of more standard pizza offerings a couple times, i'd give those a decided thumbs down....

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                JulesNYC Jul 5, 2008 10:43 AM

                I always get the "one hour delivery" warning when I order from them, but more often than not it's here in 30 minutes. I get the feeling they just say that so they can meet or beat expectations.
                We order the cheeseburger pizza - a favorite guilty lowbrow pleasure...

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